Puntkom consist of several parts;
- Ambition map
New images for a new idea of the Euregion Meuse-Rhine.
The image of the London tube placed on the Euregion Meuse-Rhine has got familiar to al lot of people in this region over time. It represents an idea of this region being a networked city across nation-borders. A lab for Europe, a metropolitan area with lots of green infrastructure. Partly with shared histories of Charlemagne and coal mines. All peripheries to their own nations the idea of belonging to something like an international city could be very attractive.
The image is evolving and new layers and meaning are added to the map and the concept over time*. The latest addition is the interactive flash design of the map: The Ambition map Eutropolis. Here several large projects are visualized within the map of Eutropolis.
Still the map needs more layers to explore the full potential of the concept of Eutropolis. This is what the workshop on the i_beta/event in 2011 will be about. First of all bringing together students and alumni from the field of art, media and social sciences to form an interdisciplinary team to explore what new layers for the map are needed and how this should look.
With this production we aim to:
● Showcase talents from various fields of the creative industries ● Providing a profound encounter between students and possible rolemodels
Adding new meaning and depth to the Eutropolis Map Creating a lasting impression and outcome from the i_beta/event Supply food for thought on the subject of crossborder cooperation in this region
The workshop will take place in de week of May 13 with 5 students and 5 experts with different backgrounds. There will be 48hours to create at least 1 new layer within the existing map. At the Puntkom during the event the new layers will be presented to the audience.
At i_beta/ they will present the technological & participative art ideas of the Bijlmer Euro project
The Bijlmer Euro is an complimentary local currency for South East of Amsterdam which creates economic benefits for local people, inspires social connections and builds a complex network identity for the Bijlmer. The model for this unique community trust system was developed by the artist Christian Nold together with the local community of Bijlmer. The project was inspired by other local currency systems of which there are tens of thousands of functioning money systems across the world, which all function to support community development and representation. Click HERE to read more about the conceptual background of the project.
Presentation Gods Browser by Geert Mul
God’s Browser is a generative interactive installation that features a film whose every frame is an image taken from the Internet. Specially developed image recognition software sorts images available on the World Wide Web and places them in sequence, resulting in a generative film made up of thousands of online images.
God’s Browser is inspired by the basic principle of cinematic illusion: a rapid sequence of individual images, each just slightly different then the next one, creates an impression of continuous motion in the viewer. A narrative is created by means of such images with the addition of sound. Instead of making a movie in the usual way, Geert Mul takes thousands of images available on the Internet as frames for an abstract generative film created by means of software. The soundtrack is also generated with image recognition software, which assigns similar notes to images that resemble each other. Visitors can influence the narrative by using a theremin connected to the installation. Though the visitor cannot generate sounds, he or she can interact with the sequence of images in the film and influence its structure.
In God’s Browser, Geert Mul reflects on the Internet as a repository of innumerable terabytes of information, an archive (or dump) of users’ knowledge, thoughts, daily experiences, desires and fears.